Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

BA SCORE
85
very good
685 Ratings
Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Outburst in a refreshingly bitter Imperial IPA. With 80 IBUs, and 8.5% ABV, our dry-hopped Imperial IPA delivers a bold taste with a massive hop flavor.

Added by djbreezy on 04-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
685
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 685 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarrettFM
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hops-Law
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of czillmer
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muldersha
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dry-hopping seems to save this beer from over-the-top sweetness.

Pours a richly colored amber hue with a relatively large-beaded perlage. But that head sticks around for a while and results in an appetizing-looking creamy lacing.

The aroma smacks of brown sugar and candy sugar with touches of damp leaves, malt syrup, honey, soggy bran flakes, pine resin, and grapefruit.

Very hoppy and fresh on the palate. The dry-hopping appears to lift the beer away from a cloyingly sweet aftertaste to a relatively refreshing aftertaste. The ABV (which is 8.5%) is integrated nicely.

While I wouldn't say this is an original or even interesting Double IPA, it isn't disgusting. It was also $2.50 for 650mL bottle, so I'm sure it's a boozehound's delight out here in the PacNW.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark amber with a respectable head that laces nicely. Nose is all pine and malt. The taste is much sweeter than the aroma leads you to believe it will be, with the hop bitters barely reigning it in. Feel is thin and oily, but refreshing. Not bad at all, especially considering the price point.

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Photo of Jetlag767
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great hops flavor for an Imperial IPA. Very smooth with a nice lace. If thus is your style I strongly recommend a try.

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Photo of erikkk
2/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Photo of bondjedi
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShlickRick
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Im a simple man with simple pleasures, and this beer is simply remarkable. I usually drink lite american lagers, and this beer had me buzzing after one bottle.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lard_City
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hoppy and sweet. Not much aroma or head but smells malty. Bit of a metallic aftertaste, sort of like Stone Ruination but not nearly as strong or lasting. Very nice.

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Photo of arvidkoval
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Amber body, creamy white head.

S- Malty sweetness, Banana, Grapefruit

T- Grapefruit, sweet malt, and a slight lingering bitterness.

F- Decent feel, but seems lacking.

O- Great beer for the price!

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_benskii
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mookiemutt
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Extremely hoppy and very bitter

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Photo of mabermud
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of takusan1000
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one's pretty hoppy! A frothy head on pouring quickly dissipates, leaving a white lace around the edges. Nice apricot color, almost amber. Smell is distinctly of hops--want to say Chinook or Columbus since is it pretty piney and grapefruity. Strong malty and sweet backbone can't hold it's own against that, but does make itself known. Good medium body, not light, not heavy. For a beer at 8.5% ABV, it is surprisingly drinkable for those who have a tolerance to bitter hops, though alcohol taste is there. This is a solid IIPA and one of my go-to, regularly bought, beers since it is usually sold at such a great price point in the PNW.

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Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 685 ratings.
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